Ricardo Hall parts ways with Lehigh


After seven years at Lehigh, Ricardo Hall, vice president for Student Affairs, will start a new role at Dension University as the vice president for Student Life. 

Hall, who focused on students’ mental and physical well-being at Lehigh, will have his last day on June 30.

During his tenure, Hall worked with his team to support students during and after the pandemic. Specifically, the student affairs office created re-orientation programs including the Year2@LU, a sophomore student experience designed to help students who had begun their college experience online adjust to campus life.

Hall also spearheaded the redesign and relaunch of bLUeprint, the student life curriculum, and he prioritized his team’s close relationship with Diversity, Inclusion & Equity to ensure the diverse makeup of Lehigh’s student population was incorporated into the student experience. 

As a result of these efforts, the First Year Orientation was restructured and diversity and inclusion workshops are now required in Greek life’s new member orientation and Gryphon training.

Under his leadership, the student affairs office was recognized in 2020, 2023 and 2024 as a “Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

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  1. Congratulations to Mr. Ricardo Hall on his new role at Dension University! His efforts and achievements during his seven years at Lehigh were recognized and appreciated. This new role will be a great opportunity for him to continue promoting his experience and capacity in student support and development.

  2. He truly defined what it means to be a mountain hawk. During my time at Lehigh, Dr. Hall did nothing but advocate for the student perspective and champion diversity and inclusion. His presence will be surely missed from this campus community.

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